Join us for lunch hour learning!

A twice-monthly screening of the Learning With Syeyutsus Speaker Series to take place at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Branch. Bring your lunch, watch the video, and stay for discussion. Hot drinks will be provided.

This speaker series, now in its third season, is organized in partnership by the Nanaimo Ladysmith School District and UBC Press. It is sponsored by Vancouver Island Regional Library.

On Wednesday, April 26th, Allan Downey discusses his book The Creator’s Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood.

“In this talk, Allan Downey will share the history of lacrosse in Indigenous communities from the 1860s to the 1990s and explore Indigenous-non-Indigenous relations and Indigenous identity formation. While the game was being stripped of its cultural and ceremonial significance and being appropriated to construct a new identity for the nation-state of Canada, it was also being used by Indigenous peoples for multiple ends: to resist residential school experiences; initiate pan-Indigenous political mobilization; and articulate Indigenous sovereignty and nationhood on the world stage.”

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